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Healthy Travel Snacks

We’ve gone beyond dreadful airline food to no food served onboard in economy class. Maybe that’s a good thing. So we’re forced to BYO, unless we want to find ourselves famished and having to deal with the double no no of buying overpriced snacks that are usually high cal and low on nutrition. What to do? I asked leading travel bloggers their secrets about healthy travel snacks. Here are the findings which I plan to put in practice (better than my lone apple). And one writer even shares her recipe for the absolutely delicious sounding Amazing Apple Muffins pictured here.
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Roses et Pivoines

Roses et Pivoines is not your ordinary upscale florist. But then, wouldn’t you expect a special floral shop in the Miami Design District? Edi Soledad, the owner and creative director comes from a fashion background in London and it shows. I bought several white tinged with green hydrangeas which he wrapped in thick black paper, tied with a black ribbon, and attached a black card with the word “enjoy” in gold ink. As I walked around the District with my bouquet, an affordable luxury at $9, people stopped me to ask where I got them. Then there are his over the top floral arranging classes. Perfect for gifts – or for self gifting – for Valentine’s Day or anytime. And for another indulgence, while in the Design District, check out new ice cream and sweet shop, MadLab Creamery by Soraya Kilgore (yes, the wife of Alter chef Bradley).
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La Centrale Miami: First Look

Yours truly had a preview of the much anticipated uber three story Italian food hall La Centrale Miami in Brickell City Centre. Suffice it to say that this is the future of restaurants and food retail. You name it, they have it in the 40,000 square feet. 14 different Italian eateries. 5 bars. A personal shopper who will buy whatever ingredients you want from a special grocery list menu while you’re eating — and give you recipe cards on how to prepare those ingredients if you want ideas. A cooking and event studio. An entire floor designed for sommelier- led wine tastings and pairing, along with a wine shop featuring 500 labels. A performance stage for live music and entertainment. 1,000 Italian retail products. All of this officially opens February 16.
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Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Looking for a new way to say “that’s amore!” this year? We’ve got it! Check out our list of the top ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day Miami 2018 and Fort Lauderdale too —from picnics on the beach to a star-studded concert, there’s something for couples, singles and even families! And if you’ll be celebrating at home, check out the two recipes for Valentine themed cocktails.
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